It’s been a year since women’s right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul was detained and jailed in Saudi Arabia for leading a movement to lift the kingdom’s ban on female drivers and overhaul its male “guardianship” system. Despite international outcry, she’s been imprisoned ever since. During that time, her family says, she’s been held in solitary confinement and faced abuse, including electric shocks, flogging and threats of sexual violence. The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists. We speak with two of Loujain’s siblings, Walid and Lina Al-Hathloul.
“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”
“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”
The Atlanta Police Department has not yet released the names of the police officer, sergeant, or the victim who was not charged with a crime.
None pointed out the conflict of interest.
The shifting recommendations don’t mean that the old ones were wrong, necessarily, only that conditions have changed.